No love lost!
Tamra Judge claims that her former best friend and Real Housewives of Orange County, costar Shannon Beador used her during their friendship.
“I was a little bit afraid of her because I know what she can do,” Tamra revealed to co-host Teddi Mellencamp on their new podcast, Two T’s in a Pod. “She set me up quite a few times. Like, she’ll say, ‘In [a] scene, can you say, “David did this.” I did that a couple of times, and then as soon as I said it, she’d go, ‘Oh my God! Why would you say that?’”
According to Tamra, the biggest mistake she made on the show was “protecting” Shannon and remaining friends with her for so long.
“I should’ve just called her out, and I think she stayed close to me because she knew I knew a lot, and I would call her out,” she confessed.
“After I was let go, she stopped taking my calls,” Tamra explained. “This is a girl that called me 100 times a day, woke me up in the middle of the night. I was constantly talking her off a cliff. She was a lot of work. She was a full-time job. I never really needed her. She always needed me. [But] when I left the show, I needed her.”
“She literally did that to me; she did that to [Vicki Gunvalson]. She did it to Heather Dubrow too. She does it to everybody that leaves,” Tamra continued.
Teddi chimed in, asking, “So she’s a user?” to which Tamra replied, “100 percent.”
“It was a one-sided friendship,” Tamra added. “She never really asked me about my life.”